Officially becoming a state park in the 1960s, Hunt's Pond State Park is the youngest official park in the region. It contains a diverse array of scenery, including softwood plantations, beaver meadows, and open plains. For campers, Hunt's Pond State Park has 12 designated campsites right next to the waters of Hunt's Pond.
These are primitive campsites and come with little in the way of amenities. Camping is entirely free provided you've acquired a permit from the New York State Department of environmental conservation. These sites can be reserved up to two weeks in advance by calling the park's offices at 607-674-4017.
Park officials remind guests that these spots fill up quickly, so make sure to call as early as you can. Dogs are welcome to accompany overnight guests but must be inside of a tent or on a handheld leash. No staked leashes are allowed for canines.
Would-be anglers are welcome to enjoy Hunt's Pond, a 50-acre water impoundment hosting species such as yellow perch, brown bullhead, chain pickerel, and rock bass among others. Catch-and-release is periodically practiced here as well, so all fishers should keep an eye out for posted changes as the season's progress.
Dogs can hang out on the shores of the pond but are not allowed to enter the waters at any time. Boats are frequently seen on Hunt's Pond, with guests being able to bring several types of watercraft. Gas powered motors are off-limits here, but electric motors or less and you'll be good to go.
A hand launch is free for visitors and can be found at the northeastern side of the pond. Dogs are unfortunately barred from accompanying guests on their boats. Snowmobiling occurs here during the winter months, weather permitting. During this period, pet rules tend to change. For current changes, make sure to visit the New York State DEC website.